Crop Protection

Sunflower bio-based Beloukha herbicide approved for ag use

Belchim Crop Protection USA's (Belchim USA) Beloukha, a new biodegradable herbicide, has received approval for EPA registration, and has been submitted to all states for registration across the United States. Beloukha is a sunflower bio-based,... more »

Arrigoni product protects against rain, insects in cherries

Cherry cultivation is one of the most complex and delicate crops. Like other fruits such as kiwi, peach or plum, it can suffer important negative effects from excessive rainfall, increasingly common in the season of... more »

Study aims to protect parasitoids of spotted wing drosophila

Spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) is a fruit fly that originated in Asia and became an invasive species in North America, South America, and Europe.The fly lays its eggs in small fruits such as cherries, blueberries,... more »

Battling powdery mildew and Botrytis with Pristine fungicide

{Sponsored} Last season, powdery mildew pressure was very late for coastal grape growers in California. Not knowing when diseases will develop or how severe pressure will be, growers need to prepare and be proactive. In 2018,... more »

Pennsylvania growers struggle with spotted lanternfly

The Mid-Atlantic and Midwest are better known for apple production than wine, but it is winegrape growers who perhaps have the most to lose from the latest pest threatening that region. Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is... more »

Research, innovation in biological ag match Green New Deal

The calls to support an agricultural industry that is environmentally sound and sustainable have been trending upwards in recent weeks as a prominent component of the Green New Deal, a set of economic stimulus programs... more »

Captan draft risk assessment comments end March 15

As many apple growers in the region can attest, Captan has been an essential fungicide for apple disease management programs. Due to the 77-day PHI of mancozeb in apple, captan use in apple is essential... more »

Grapevine red blotch virus diminishes winegrape value

Grapevine red blotch virus, a disease that is dramatically reducing the value of winegrapes in California's premium wine production region, is harming plants by inhibiting photosynthesis in the leaves, according to research published in February... more »


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